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Taiwanese Animation mocked the mainland Chinese government, its CCTV state media and its cozy relationship with domestic brands including Huawei, Xiaomi and ZTE in a spoof video portraying what it called the "Apple iPhone electric shock scandal."

"Suspicious much?" the animators ask. "Apple's image troubles in China, from its warranty policies to concerns over product safety, have caused it to take the unprecedented step of offering heavily discounted genuine chargers to win over Chinese customers after fake chargers were linked to electrocutions."



The animation portrays phony cellphones labeled "iPhone 6" as being sold in a fake Apple Store as police pay no attention to its logo falling off and hitting a bystander.

The video then portrays recent Western security and spying concerns related to Chinese brands including Huawei and Lenovo, portraying a scene where a user shakes an enormous bug from a Chinese-made device conspicuously branded as Huawei.


Source: E-Commerce Times


It then states "China's state TV and press have lined up to wage a smear campaign against Apple, and have scare customers to build support for domestic phone brands including Huawei, ZTE and Xiaomi," presenting CCTV newscasters throwing excrement at their audience.

"In response," the video's narrator states, "Apple has tried to appease customers in its second biggest market first with apologies for perceived poor customer service and now cheap chargers to mitigate the harm from the rumored and unverified cases of electrocution, even though their products have not been found to be responsible."

The video presents a user trying to return a faulty charger, only to get electrocuted by a child wielding a mobile device.

"Apple's name has already been tarnished by false reports and deliberate misinformation," the video states. "The Chinese government seems intent on getting people to use local brands as it transitions its economy to one based on domestic consumption and take its companies worldwide."

In a final scene, China's government, represented by a Panda wearing a PRC hat, watches as men labeled with Chinese brands Huawei, Xiaomi and ZTE present a device that is magically used to revive the electrocuted woman.
post #2 of 24
Lol. A panda wearing a People's Army hat.

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Couldn't make it through the entire video. Kept drifting off.

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post #4 of 24
What is it with Asians and anime/cartoons? They even like their porn that way, too.

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post #5 of 24

Bizarre...

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post #6 of 24
Glad we're not the only ones who notice what the PRC is up to. Wonder how they'll respond. They don't take criticism well
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post #7 of 24

A trade war is going on between US and China.  Apple is becoming the target.  This is not good for consumers. 

post #8 of 24
Slanted news is, over here and in China, propaganda. I like that this lays out a rationale for the propaganda, that is, that China is trying to support their own home-grown industries, and then intends to use that as a base to export Chinese products in competition with the likes of Apple.

That's the strength of a centralized government, of course, or any other form of dictatorship. But it fails when it tries to legislate creativity or inventiveness, since it basically only stays in power by suppressing individualism.
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A trade war is going on between US and China.  Apple is becoming the target.  This is not good for consumers. 

It's more of a trade struggle than a trade war right now. It would behoove both sides to keep it at that level. And competition is good for consumers, when it's conducted fairly.

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Q: Why would a Taiwanese company ridicule a PRC Apple smear campaign?
A: Because Foxconn is a Taiwanese company using PRC labor to build Apple products.

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post #11 of 24
Taiwan, so funny...
PRC, so phoney?

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post #12 of 24
Apple has become responsible for all the ills of the entire world. It seems to be rather easy to smear a company's name. Maybe Apple ought to take a small amount of that mountain of reserve cash and try to buy a little goodwill from time to time.
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I wasn't really sure how to take this video, it seemed to show Apple as weak and meek and the PRC using propaganda against them. Plenty of crap to throw around?

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Taiwan, so funny...
PRC, so phoney?

Taiwan: free Tibet
PRC: free (packet loss, connection closed)

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I wonder if the author of the piece is even aware of the irony given the now infamous US Govt via NSA having a system set up to scrape huge quantities of personal info from the likes of Yahoo, Google and Facebook all the other so called private firms. Doesn't anyone have any kind of critical thinking abilities in the face of straightforward IGNORance. Oh I wait for the chorus of peole calling me a traitor, Which will further prove my point, such is life when one is progammed to be a nationalist supporter of any nation.
post #16 of 24
Sounds like a bunch of jealous people that don't like successful companies. maybe they'll grow up.
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IGZO.

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I wonder if the author of the piece is even aware of the irony given the now infamous US Govt via NSA having a system set up to scrape huge quantities of personal info from the likes of Yahoo, Google and Facebook all the other so called private firms. Doesn't anyone have any kind of critical thinking abilities in the face of straightforward IGNORance. Oh I wait for the chorus of peole calling me a traitor, Which will further prove my point, such is life when one is progammed to be a nationalist supporter of any nation.


I just don't see where anything of what you say is relevant to this article. It just states that Taiwan is taking a few pot shots at the PRC government for taking pot shots at Apple. Nowhere does it talk about spying.

 

Edit: I stand corrected. Spying is a small part of this article. I doubt anyone has their head in the sand about this, whether it's done by the PRC or the USA.


Edited by TheDBA - 8/8/13 at 1:41pm
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Maybe Apple ought to take a small amount of that mountain of reserve cash and try to buy a little goodwill from time to time.

To do what with it, specifically?

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I wonder if the author of the piece is even aware of the irony given the now infamous US Govt via NSA having a system set up to scrape huge quantities of personal info from the likes of Yahoo, Google and Facebook all the other so called private firms. Doesn't anyone have any kind of critical thinking abilities in the face of straightforward IGNORance. Oh I wait for the chorus of peole calling me a traitor, Which will further prove my point, such is life when one is progammed to be a nationalist supporter of any nation.

 

I certainly don't like the idea of having the US broadly spy on citizens, but having China also spying on US companies and infrastructure isn't just "equally bad" in terms of privacy loss.

 

It adds a whole new realm of enemy espionage that is an additional economic and potentially military/political threat on top. 

 

Also, "irony" relates to an unexpected and often comical outcome, not two things occurring at the same time with some false equivalency wrapped around them.

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I certainly don't like the idea of having the US broadly spy on citizens, but having China also spying on US companies and infrastructure isn't just "equally bad" in terms of privacy loss.

 

It adds a whole new realm of enemy espionage that is an additional economic and potentially military/political threat on top. 

 

Also, "irony" relates to an unexpected and often comical outcome, not two things occurring at the same time with some false equivalency wrapped around them.

 

So what about non-US citizens who are also being spied on by the US and can be prosecuted in the US under US law?

 

China, US what's the difference?

 

Superpowers thinking they have the right to control the world.

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Q: Why would a Taiwanese company ridicule a PRC Apple smear campaign?
A: Because Foxconn is a Taiwanese company using PRC labor to build Apple products.

 

Not to mention Taiwanese look down on their 'dailou' (Mainland) cousins.

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So what about non-US citizens who are also being spied on by the US and can be prosecuted in the US under US law?

 

China, US what's the difference?

 

Superpowers thinking they have the right to control the world.

 

As inane as it might be, this.

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